(LA PALMA) Volcano Eruption Latest Report: The eruption engulfed 410 acres of land and destroyed about 350 homes with boiling lava flowing down onto them as it heads to the ocean after a second vent opened up exposing new dangers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.26: (AP) — The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma shut down Saturday because of an ash cloud spewing out of a volcano that has been erupting for a week, and scientists said another volcanic vent opened up, exposing islanders to possible new dangers:

#AceDailyNews says that La Palma Island Volcanic Eruption Sends Lava Flowing to Residential Buildings and intensity of the eruption that began Sept. 19 has increased in recent days, prompting the evacuation of three additional villages on the island, part of Spain’s Canary Islands archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off northwest Africa. Almost 7,000 people have been forced to abandon their homes: The recent volcanic eruption is the first since 1971 on La Palma, which has a population of 85,000.

The eruption engulfed 410 acres of land and destroyed about 350 homes

An image of a volcano on La Palma Island spewing lava near a village.
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Some experts suspect that the lava’s heat at a scorching 1,800 degrees could trigger landslides or explosions and release toxic gases when it reaches the ocean and collides with the ocean water.

On September 19, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain’s La Palma Island exploded into a fury of red plumes and smoke that spewed lava 14,000 feet into the air, Renata Brito and Barry Hatton report or the Associated Press.

The volcano’s eruption is the first in 50 years in the Canary archipelago located off the northwestern coast of Africa, Raphael Minder reports for the New York Times. The stream-like lava flow engulfed nearby forests and homes, forcing 5,000 locals and 500 tourists to evacuate, Scott Neuman reports for NPR. The eruption followed a week of seismic activity where more than 22,000 tremors were reported, per Borja Suarez for Reuters.

“When the volcano erupted today, I was scared. For journalists, it is something spectacular, for us, it is a tragedy. I think the lava has reached some relatives’ houses,” Isabel Fuentes, a resident told Spanish television TVE, Reuters reports. “I was five years old when the volcano last erupted (in 1971). You never get over a volcanic eruption.”

La Palma is the smallest of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Just before the eruption, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook the island, reports the New York Times. Since the volcano’s eruption, streams of lava from five fissures on the side of the volcano continued to spill out. On the first day following the eruption, lava was moving at a whopping 2,300 feet per hour, reports the Associated Press. One 2,000-foot-wide lava stream finally slowed to 13 feet per hour after reaching a plain on Wednesday, per AP. 

Lava from a volcano eruption flows on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. A volcano on a small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean erupted on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. pic.twitter.com/CKx3ygb4T0— Emilio Morenatti (@EmilioMorenatti) September 23, 2021

La Palma Island Volcanic Eruption Sends Lava Flowing to Residential Buildings
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Since the volcano’s eruption, streams of lava from five fissures on the side of the volcano continued to spill out.

By Thursday, September 23, the lava flow’s advancement slowed, along with the seismic activity, but molten rock was still spewing from the volcano, per the Associated Press. Nearly 26 million cubic meters of molten rock have been emitted so far. Some experts suspect that the lava’s heat at a scorching 1,800 degrees could trigger landslides or explosions and release toxic gases when it reaches the ocean and collides with the water, reports Tereza Pultarova for Space.com

“The lava is advancing very slowly because it cools in contact with the atmosphere, through friction with the ground and building materials and, above all, because its front edge is widening out,” explains Starvos Meletlidis, a volcanologist with Spain’s National Geographic Institute, to the Associated Press.https://www.youtube.com/embed/ODCR6ypRO8E

In some places, as the lava flow slowed and grew thicker, it rose to 50 feet high. In total, the lava has covered 410 acres and destroyed roughly 350 homes. Scientists suspect the flows could last a few weeks or months. Also known as the Old Summit, Cumbre Vieja’s last eruption persisted for three weeks, reports Nicoletta Lanese for Live Science.

Multiple videos of the lava flowing into the nearby village of El Paso have been shared on social media platforms. In some videos, homes were seen engulfed by lava, including one that shows molten rock spilling into a swimming pool. About 400 firefighters and emergency workers have been sent from other islands in the Canary archipelago to assist with any fires caused by the lava flows, reports Al Goodman and Vasco Cotovio for CNN.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Sept.26: 2021:

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(CANARY ISLANDS) Volcano Report: An eruption on one of Spain’s islands for the first time in 50 years has already engulfed some 100 homes, prompting the evacuation of thousands, the latest figures showed on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.21: The eruption has forced the evacuation of about 5,000 people, including some 500 tourists, according to a Monday update from local officials: Authorities said they were hopeful more people would not need to be evacuated.

#AceDailyNews says that La Palma (Spain): La Cumbre Vieja volcano erupts after volcano erupted on Sunday,after a week of heightened seismic activity.It is located on La Palma, the fifth-largest island in the Spanish archipelago that sits in the Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Morocco…..

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Damage only material

Local TV station Radio Television Canaria (RTVC) showed footage of red-hot lava and dust emanating from the Cumbre Vieja National Park in the south of the island.

No fatalities have been reported but the volcano was still active on Monday, while some houses continued to burn. 

Volcanologist Nemesio Perez said there were unlikely to be fatalities, adding that people had so far refrained from reckless behavior.

Around 100 houses were destroyed by Monday, Mariano Hernandez, president of La Palma’s council, told Cadena Ser radio.

Canary Islands regional President Angel Victor Torres told Spanish state broadcaster TVE that no injuries had been reported so far.

The fire brigade was brought in to fight forest fires caused by the eruption.

Flights to and from the Canaries — which are popular with European tourists — were continuing as normal, airport operator Aena said.

  • Lava and ash ejected from side of mountainDW News: Spain: La Palma volcano erupts — in picturesVolcano ejects red-hot lavaSunday’s eruption on La Palma sent jets of lava and a plume of smoke and ash into the air from the Cumbre Vieja National Park. La Palma is the fifth-largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, which sit in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Morocco.

Swift evacuation operations

On Sunday, emergency services immediately began to evacuate around 2,000 residents, authorities said, having started moving those with reduced mobility earlier in the day.

Spain’s Civil Guard initially announced it may need to evacuate up to 10,000 residents, but a later update by authorities on Sunday said 5,000 evacuations may suffice for the time being.

“People are asked to be extremely careful and to stay away from the eruption zone to avoid needless risk,” the government had warned immediately after the eruption.

Sunday’s eruption follow a series of earth tremors this week, measured at 3.8-magnitude, whose vibrations were felt on the surface.

More than 22,000 tremors were recorded in the area — one of the most active volcanoes in the Canary Islands

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez flew to La Palma on Sunday evening to see the eruption for himself.

Earlier, he said state organizations were ready to support La Palma “in a coordinated manner.”

Itahiza Dominguez, head of seismology at Spain’s National Geology Institute, told RTVC that it was too early to tell how long this eruption would last.

He added that prior “eruptions on the Canary Islands lasted weeks or even months.”

The volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park

La Palma has several volcanic craters including San Antonio (pictured)

Eruption area is sparsely populated 

The island of La Palma, one of several in the Canary Islands group, has around 83,000 residents.

Along with Tenerife, La Palma is the most volcanically active of the islands. 

Sunday’s eruption is the eighth since records began and the first on La Palma since 1971.

The last eruption on any of the Canary Islands occurred underwater off the coast of El Hierro island in 2011. That event lasted five months.

Unlike the better-known islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife, La Palma is not a popular tourist destination.

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#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.21: 2021:

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‘Mega Earth’ Discovered In Distant Star System


Artist’s impression (Pic: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

                                                             Via Sky News

A rocky planet dubbed a “mega earth” has been discovered in a distant star system.

The planet, known as Kepler-10c, is so old that theoretically it should have become a “Jupiter-like gas giant” – but has remained solid like Earth.

It is 17 times bigger and twice as old as Earth, and its discovery suggests potentially life-bearing rocky planets could be far more abundant than previously thought.

“This is the Godzilla of Earths, but unlike the movie monster, Kepler-10c has positive implications for life,” said Dr Dimitar Sasselov, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

“Finding Kepler-10c tells us that rocky planets could form much earlier than we thought. And if you can make rocks, you can make life.”

The Kepler-10 star system is an estimated 11 billion years old, which means it formed less than three billion years after the Big Bang.

Earth is roughly 4.5 billion years old.

Kepler-10c circles its equivalent of the Sun – part of the Draco constellation – every 45 days.

It has at least one neighbour, known as Kepler-10b, which is a scorching “lava world” that navigates its star in just 20 hours.

Observers at the Italian Galileo National Telescope in the Canary Islands realised the planet was made from rock – not gas – after discovering it had 17 times the mass of Earth.

“We were very surprised when we realised what we had found,” said astronomer Dr Xavier Dumusque, also from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who led the research.

“Kepler-10c didn’t lose its atmosphere over time. It’s massive enough to have held onto one if it ever had it – it must have formed the way we see it now.”

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